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- 98%Local Culture
- 85%Family Travelers
- 65%Budget Travelers
- 61%Nightlife Lovers
- 61%Business Travelers
- 61%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (30)
- Little TokyoAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Dec 04, 2013
This is such a fun area to explore in LA. If you love Japanese culture, food, products, or most importantly HELLO KITTY, this is a must-see if you're in the area. The stores are so much fun to check out, lots of Japanese characters clothing and toys, cute female clothing (can get pricey!) and very authentic food. Be careful what you order because it's REALLY authentic and you may be surprised! This is not your average sushi joint! The Japanese pharmacies carry a lot of unique creams and they employees were very helpful. My favorite part Little Tokyo is the Sanrio store that has the best, most recent releases. The best Sanrio store I've been to (and there's been many)!
- Little TokyoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesNightlife Lovers+ 1Oct 02, 2013
Just like any other cultured space, this is a place where you have to visit and eat ramen at, its like in any big city, you have a subculture of people living in it and you won't know what's going on inside unless you explore it daily for a year. So many things that happens in this place that I would love to know on a day to day basis. If you don't have the time, then come here just for the food.
- Little TokyoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Dec 02, 2013
Little Tokyo is a Japanese America district in downtown L.A. Despite its small territory, it got some of the very best Japanese restaurant in L.A. If you crave for Ramen, look no further. Over ten Ramen shops located here. They also got some upscale one mostly is affordable price range. Ramen and Mochi are alone worth to visit here. There is some few landmarks here like the Japanese American National Museum. There is a big Japanese Watchtower located entrance of the plaza.
Parking is a problem here, all the street parking is meter, go there in Sunday it would be free. Only 1 lot I know does validate parking for free that is the lot with Office Depot, Yogurt-land, and Hakata Ramen. There is lack of market and grocery here.
Crime rate is very low here; despite is rather closed to skid row... Little Tokyo often get new restaurant and always something new to eat here. I wish Chinatown also be more innovation, which is clearly nothing more than a tourist trap there, while Little Tokyo is not the case, local love to visit here.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Little TokyoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 10, 2013
Little Tokyo is a gem in Los Angeles. Find all things Japanese here. There are ramen shops, shabu shabu places, art galleries, souvenir shops, and lots more. I love checking out the bakeries because even though I love sweets, I don't enjoy overdosing on sugar and the baked goods found are less sweet without sacrificing taste. Great place to explore if you've never been. There a number of fantastic restaurants to try if you're in the mood. I just wish I lived closer.
- Little TokyoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesOct 02, 2012
Great spot at the edge of downtown LA! Parking can be a hassle, especially during lunch or dinner hours, but there is plenty of food options here! A lot of sushi restaurants, as well as some korean bbq restaurants, markets, and bakeries. There are also Japanese gift shops, and it's a nice safe little area to walk around! :)
- Little TokyoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 10, 2014
An area of downtown Los Angeles along 1st and 2nd streets with Japanese retail shops, restaurants, health and beauty services, and grocery markets. Save on gas and parking and take the Metro Gold Line here. The stop is just one block east of Little Tokyo.